Elections & Voting

Notice of Republican Party Meeting: Republican Town Caucus

Notice of Democratic Party Meeting: JP Meeting Notice with Agenda 8-3-22

PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY:  A presidential primary shall be held on the first Tuesday in March in a presidential election year (every 4 years) for the nomination of candidates for the office of President of the United States to be voted for at the succeeding Presidential Election, held in November of the same year.

PRIMARY ELECTION:  A primary election shall be held on the second Tuesday in August in each even numbered year for the nomination of candidates of major political parties for all offices to be voted for at the succeeding general election, except candidates for president and vice president of the United States, their electors, and justices of the peace. 17 V.S.A. § 2351

In 2022, the primary election will be held on Tuesday, August 9th.  Voting will take place at the Eden Town Office from 8AM to 7PM.

Early and Absentee voting is always available.  You or a family member can request early ballots in person, in writing or by telephone. Early absentee voting may take place 45 days before the election by one of the following methods:

  1. Vote in town clerk’s office.
  2. Voter may take the ballots out of the clerk’s office for him or herself and return in same manner as if the ballots were received by mail.
  3. Have ballot mailed to you and return it to the clerk’s office before Election Day or to polling place before 7PM on Election Day.
  4. If you are sick or disabled, you may ask the town clerk to have two justices of the peace bring a ballot to you at your home on any day preceding the day of the election (once ballots are prepared) or the day of election.

GENERAL ELECTION: Held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November in each even numbered year.

During general elections in Vermont, elections are held for the positions of Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Treasurer, Secretary of State, Auditor of Accounts, Attorney General, State Senator, State Representative, State’s Attorney, Sheriff, High Bailiff, County Clerk, and Probate Judge. Officials elected to these offices are elected for a term of two years.

In 2022, the general election will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 8th.  Voting will take place at the Eden Town Office from 8AM to 7PM.


TOWN MEETING: Held on the first Tuesday of every March.

What is Town Meeting Day?  What happens on Town Meeting Day?  How did Town Meetings begin? Did you know the first Town Meeting in Vermont was held in Bennington in 1762?   For a brief history of Town Meetings in Vermont, check out A Citizen’s Guide To Vermont Town Meeting.

The Eden Town Meeting is held at the Eden Central School beginning at 9AM.


VOTER REGISTRATION INFORMATION:    For everything you need to know about voting in Vermont, visit the Vermont Secretary of State’s website:

To vote in the Town of Eden, you must be:
1  a citizen of the United States;
2. a resident of Vermont and a resident of the town of Eden;
3. take, or have previously taken, the Voter’s Oath (formerly called the     “Freeman’s Oath”); and
4. be 18 years of age or more.

You can register to vote at the Town Clerk’s Office or online, here or in the link found below.  If you have any questions, please contact the Eden Town Clerk’s Office at (802) 635-2528.


ABSENTEE BALLOTS:  In Vermont we make it easy to vote.  If you will be out of town, are on military duty overseas, or just prefer to vote early or by mail, you can vote by early voter absentee ballot.  Voting starts as soon as ballots are available, not later than 45 days before the primary or general election and 20 days prior to a municipal election that uses the Australian Ballot. 

Request absentee ballot here or in the link below.


FORMS FROM THE STATE OF VERMONT

Vermont Voter Registration Form

Request for Early Absentee Voter Ballot

Check Registration Status